Network Inventory Lookup Assistant (NILA) is a combination network inventory database and lookup tool. It is designed to be compact and easily extensible to provide a custom solution for your network. The backend is a Perl CGI script which processes requests and returns output. It uses a SQL server for its storage and retrieval. The frontend is a Perl script which queries the HTTP backend and returns results. It is intended to be simple enough that you can take full advantage of its querying and updating abilities from a console or shell script.